The “iPhone 14″ would abandon the format of the iPhone 12 mini and its 5.4″ screen to come in two models of 6.1″ for the entry level and two models of 6.7” for the top of the range.
Currently we have 5.4″ (12 mini), 6.1″ (iPhone 12 and 12 Pro) and 6.7″ (12 Pro Max). If we are generally customers of the first model of the two Pro, we will have to get used to the large dimensions that are now the prerogative of the Pro Max.
This change of gear tends to confirm that the format of the 12 mini did not meet the expected success (while those who chose it love it). There has been a permanent discount of €60 on this small family for a while. The previous information from the same Ming-Chi Kuo indicates that the mini would be renewed – a final time then? – within the next iPhone 13.
In terms of photography on these future models, the analyst expects a significant improvement in the images produced.
Between the iPhone 12, the next 13 and 14, the size of the pixels would go from 1.7 microns to 2 microns and 1.25 microns. These iPhone 14 would be able to simultaneously produce images in 48 mpx and 12 mpx (by grouping four pixels to form one). In the second case this is equivalent to increasing the pixel size to 2.5 microns, a substantial progress against the competition, according to Kuo.
On the video side, Apple would add 8K recording, as currently found on some Android devices. This increased performance for photo and video would also help improve the experience of augmented/mixed reality apps.
By 2023 – iPhone 15 – Ming-Chi Kuo reiterates that Apple intends to use a periscope lens, that Face ID could be functional through the screen, with the possible benefit of removing the visual imprint formed by the notch (on this subject, read also Ming-Chi Kuo: 120 Hz for the iPhone 13 Pro and an iPhone SE in 5G early 2022).